- Destination: nepal
- Trip Grade: Moderate
- Group size: 2-3
- Best Seasons: Spring & Autumn
Manaslu Trek is a remarkable lifetime experience journey trekking through a huge and spectacular valley with stunning views of Manaslu (8156m), and crossing the famed Larkya La to the contrasting region of Sama. The regions & villages through which we trek are predominantly Buddhist, and the remote areas surrounding Manaslu base camp are amongst Nepal’s most beautiful, and with restricted access we see only a limited number of trekkers. We travel to the borderlands with Tibet, experience Tibetan style culture, great mountain views and extensive forests on this stunning circuit trek of the Manaslu region
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Aarughat by Jeep
Day 02: Aarughat to Soti Khola (730m). The trek goes through Sante Bazar and Burhi Gandaki valley (a famous place for honey which is also mentioned in the book Honey Hunter of Nepal) and reaches to Koir Pani, a small village of Magar & Gurung. Then the trail descends to Soti Khola.
Day 03: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930). Cross the bridge and ascends to a ridge above the huge rapids of Burhi Gandaki and reach Khorsaani. The rocky trail then goes up and down. The trek goes up again on a steep rocky trail and down then around to the Gurung village of Labu Besi.
Day 04: Machha Khola to Jagat (1370).
Day 05: Jagat to Deng (1860m).
Day 06: Deng to Ghap (2380m). Cross Budhi Gandaki again and climb up, pass a waterfall, cross a stream, and continue to climb ahead to Shringi Khola; cross it and reach Ghap (Tsak).
Day 07: Ghap to Namru (2540m). The trail crosses over Budhi Gandaki enters woods then it climbs up to Budhi Gandaki valley. The trek climbs over a big rock and continues up through deep fir and Rhododendron forest and then enters Namru.
Day 08: Namru to Sama Gompa (3390m).
Day 09: Rets day for local excursion at Sama Gompa (3390m).
Day 10: Sama Gompa to Samdo (3690m). Descends to Burhi Gandaki and to Manaslu Base camp. The Larkya La trail passes several Mani walls and reaches Kermo Kharka. The trail then climbs steeply to find Sam nestled behind a ridge.
Day 11: Samdo to Larkya Rest House: Go further on to Larkya La. The trail forwards and climbs in and out of the gorges and reaches the only shelter on the route to the pass, Larkya Rest House (4460m).
Day 12: Rest day for acclimatization (4460m).
Day 13: Larkya Rest House to Bimtang(3690m). Start earlier. The trail reaches at the top of the moraine at 4700m, and climbs steeply to the pass at 5213 m. Then the trail descends to Bimtang. This is a huge valley surrounded by high peaks.
Day 14: Bimtang to Dharapani (1943m) The trek descends to Dudh Khola and reaches Gho crossing Pine and Rhododendron forest. At the foot of the valley, part of Lamjung Peak above the Marsyangdi valley comes into sight. The trail continues to Dharapani via Tilje and Thonche village.
Day 15: Trek to Khudi/ Ngdhi
Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu via Beshishar
In avereage 2 days in Kathmandu before trek start including world heritage site guided tour, trek orientation, final trek preparation and 2 days after trek for some good relaxation and sovenerior shopping for family and freinds back in home.
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